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Helicorsa 0.7b

radar app by Minolin

  1. Akis
    Fantastic app from Minolin.
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    JAN 6TH 2016: Version 5 is out!
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    New video!
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    Let's begin with a little snip of some racing rules:
    This is a very important agreement for both opponents, but I am left with a question here:
    Without at least a 180° FoV triple screen setup or some oculus rift - how should anybody be able to judge this? Many of us are really struggeling with this. - clean - racers want to race as close and fair as possible. You may shout "simcarde!" now, but this might be a little helper for us.

    What is this app?
    Just a little radar of an aerial perspective, so you can see what's going on around your car:
    title_small.jpg

    Examples
    Please ignore the fact that there are older-and-not-so-fancy graphics given. You will get the idea.

    v4 screenshots
    overlapYellow.jpg
    overlapRed.jpg
    Unbenannt.jpg

    You can't see the red abarth to the right, or even judge where exactly he is - nor if he "earned his position due to substantial overlap".
    situation1_player.jpg
    situation1_side.jpg
    situation1_aerial.jpg

    Bonus: Blue Flag implementation
    situation3.jpg


    (Anticipated) FAQ?
    1. The app doesn't turn correctly when drifting, standing or driving backwards
    Right, technical limitations. Sorry. See and like/push this thread
    2. The opponents are always aligned to my facing direction
    Right, technical limitations. Sorry. Related to 1.
    3. ****ty graphics! Please use real-car textures
    Right, technical limitations. But the graphics are great now!
    4. The measurements aren't 100% correct!
    Yes. Unfortunately there is no width/length available, so this would end up in some messy data maintainance. Can we stick with a more or less rough estimate?
    5. Do the other's need this app as well to be shown?
    No, just you. Also works for AI cars and in replays.
    6. The blue flag doesn't work out in practice&qualifing
    Fixed. Now we have zero false positives in race, and the blue-flag is shut down in P/Q.
    I still have an idea regarding Qualifying blue flag, but this has to be discussed first.


    Installation
    Download the the zip file attached to this post. Extract/unzip the content to your assettocorsa directory, e.g. in Steam\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa
    The content will extract itself to app\python\helicorsa (for the app) and content\gui\icons (for the icons).
    You can overwrite older version without problem.

    Now start assetto corsa and enable the 'helicorsa' app in the settings/general:
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    Then start a session. Once you sit in the cockpit, move the mouse to the right in order to show the app sidebar. Scroll down until you find this symbol
    upload_2015-2-3_1-5-38.png
    and click it. You will notice a window will show up, drag it wherever you want to start out. You will notice it will vanish after 5 seconds (you can still drag it). If you have problems to find it, just hide and re-show the app via the sidebar.
    It will remain completly unvisible until you are moving, and there's a nearby car (also moving) - short: it will only be there if needed.

    Hint: If it doesn't vanish after you moved the window around, re-open it again. It won't do this next time you start the game.

    Advanced users
    ... may have a look at the heliSettings.py, here you can fiddle around and tweak some numbers - for example the gui scale. Increase this to get a bigger app for 4k and/or DSR. I tried to comment this well, maybe have a look at this post.

    Thanks to
    Hagen - basic idea, support & test
    f_deutsch - as always, great apps & code snips
    Filippo94 - some code contributions, and this silly radar background image everybody just loves
    Rombik - wonderful sim_info implementation
    Akis Kev - race department upload (yes this fine)

    Regarding the code
    Do whatever you like with the code. I've used some sequence of other mods as well as the euclid.py. If you got some nice improvements you might consider sharing with me, so we can merge.

    Classic version can be found here

Recent Reviews

  1. Motowntom
    Motowntom
    5/5,
    Version: 0.7b
    Great work! THE app. to have for AC, should be in game from the beginning.
    Cheers
  2. WRC_DR1V3R
    WRC_DR1V3R
    5/5,
    Version: 0.7b
    This app should be added to AC autamtically when someone downloads the game. Simply fantastic!
  3. MonacoBMW
    MonacoBMW
    5/5,
    Version: 0.7b
    Has always been and always will be the very first app you should download. It helps tremendously. I'd give it 6 stars if I could.
  4. pretend racer
    pretend racer
    5/5,
    Version: 0.7b
    This should be the first app anyone installs on AC, easily the best tool to have for close racing.
  5. DirkLangohr
    DirkLangohr
    5/5,
    Version: 0.7b
    Nice!
  6. Tarcirion
    Tarcirion
    5/5,
    Version: 0.7b
    Thanks for the great work.
  7. ChikiWaki
    ChikiWaki
    5/5,
    Version: 0.7b
    Oh boy, thumbs up, thank you for getting rid of the Christmas tree lights at the start of the race. A must app, if you want to be a gentleman driver and avoid contact spoiling other fellow racer's race.
  8. sanx
    sanx
    5/5,
    Version: 0.7b
    thx
  9. simone_insane
    simone_insane
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Must have. Thanks
  10. Francesco May
    Francesco May
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Fantastic!!!
  11. Bontkraag
    Bontkraag
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    A must have app
  12. Hoksu
    Hoksu
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    A great app. Not sure how I was ever able to play without this
  13. SWilski
    SWilski
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    This needs to be included to the base game by Kunos!
  14. danracer2000
    danracer2000
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    wow wow wow amazing app, it should be official with the sim....thank you very much.masterpiece!
  15. Nexus_Lex
    Nexus_Lex
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Like others have stated, this app is a must have for both offline and online. Thank you for creating this!
  16. Valart
    Valart
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Just loaded and tried. Thank you, excellent app, works very well in VR.
  17. CptAsian
    CptAsian
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Works perfectly and with no setup or installation problems. Very useful as well.
  18. Exxo
    Exxo
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Thanks
  19. Merace
    Merace
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Best app for the game.
  20. Hazmat
    Hazmat
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    useful af.